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Here’s the story from the Associated Press:

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 23, 2010, water is channeled into a dam on the road behind Gramma's Market going to the Health Clinic and Wellness Center to discontinue further destruction at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. (AP photo/Havre Daily News/Nikki Carlson)

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 23, 2010, water is channeled into a dam on the road behind Gramma's Market going to the Health Clinic and Wellness Center to discontinue further destruction at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. (AP photo/Havre Daily News/Nikki Carlson)

ROCKY BOY – U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says he’ll work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other agencies to help Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation recover from flood damage.

The Montana Democrat toured the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s reservation Saturday with three representatives of FEMA who were assessing damage as a first step to a possible presidential disaster declaration, which would bring in emergency money.

Tester is a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and the Homeland Security Committee, which oversees FEMA.

Tester says the area looks to him worthy of disaster declaration but he’s not sure that will happen.

Recent flooding took out roads and bridges, left more than 200 homes without drinking water and about 500 housing units with water damage.

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